Arab world

The Pope is scheduled to fly to Cairo on Friday, April 28 for a 2-day pastoral journey during which he will celebrate Mass, participate in a conference for peace, meet with clergy, encourage the...
His Beatitude Ignatius Youssef III Younan made a pre-Easter visit his beleaguered faithful in Syria. His Beatitude Ignatius Youssef III Younan, patriarch of Antioch and All the East for Syriac...
Holy Week 2017 began with a horrifying reminder of suffering and hate. Palm Sunday witnessed massacre and martyrdom in Egypt, as two suicide bombers struck Coptic churches in two cities — Tanta, in...
The Lebanese Syriac Orthodox bishop made the claim during the celebrations for the 47th anniversary of Virgin's apparitions. The portraits of the two bishops were displayed inside the church and...
"Christ is risen and the destiny of our brother-archbishops Boulos and Yohanna is still unclear". Pascha fell this year close to the day of their abduction. "This fourth anniversary is perhaps the...
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said: 'The Pope will use a closed car to move around, but not an armoured one,' according to the Daily Telegraph. 'That's how he wanted it.' Francis will travel to Cairo...
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria arrived Sunday. April 24, in Kuwait on his first-ever visit where he will meet senior officials. Tawadros is due to meet Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah، Emir of Kuwait...
About 3,000 young Catholics from across Egypt will put aside security fears and travel to the centre of Cairo to welcome Pope Francis. Aid to the Church in Need, the Catholic charity for persecuted...
On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis condemned an attack on Syrian civilians escaping from the civil war there, calling it "the latest vile attack on fleeing refugees". During his ‘Urbi et Orbi’ address,...
At the end of September, Fr. Alois will promote together with the Coptic Church an ecumenical meeting between young Europeans and Arabs, near Cairo. The ecumenical community of Taizé is also heading...
Pope Francis' visit to Egypt, a land increasingly marked by terrorist-led bloodshed, stands as part of his mission to inspire and encourage today's actors in theaters of violence to change the script...
Church Mission Society (CMS) worked closely with some local Kurds and other nationalities to complete the project in partnership with Biblica, formerly known as The International Bible Society. The...
Pope Francis’ visit to Cairo later this month should serve to promote solidarity with Egypt’s Christians, further peace among its people, and help foster better Catholic relations with the Coptic...
For Lebanese professor Antoine Courban, invited to the recent conference on citizenship promoted by al-Azhar, Islamic culture is attempting to make an epochal turn. In his apartment on the first...
An attack in circumstances that are still unclear took place on the evening of April 18 near the Saint Catherine Monastery in Egypt’s Sinai region. The site is one of the most ancient in Christianity...
"The situation is very difficult. Easter celebrations did not go well. There is a lot of fear among Christians because of the attacks in Egypt. Few, Catholic and Orthodox, have attended Mass, both....
Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb is organizing a World Conference on Peace in Cairo. His goal is “to eliminate the causes of conflict, violence and hate”. Pope Francis will be a featured speaker at the 27-28...
At the invitation of the Grand Mufti of Al-Azhar mosque and university, considered the most prestigious center of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will join...
Following is the Paschal Message issued by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East on April 14, 2017 which call for...
An attack near Saint Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt has killed a police officer and injured four other people. The attack, on Tuesday April 18, was targeting security forces and comes...